View Full Version : I am all raw,but emotional eating problem is still there. help!
05-10-2006, 10:13 PM
I am raw close for 5.5 months, but when something goes wrong, I still resort to binging. I binge just on raw foods, but even that makes me feel awful(indigestion, gas, etc.), even though I do not gain weight.
If you got rid of this problem, please share!
05-11-2006, 12:28 AM
I no longer binge on foods, unless I eat cooked.
but you have only been raw 5.5 months, which is a very short time, how many years did you binge on cooked food?
Just give it some time, and allow your healing to take place.
if you start bingeing, only eat one food, like only eat oranges, or melons, it's harder to binge on foods, when you are mono eating.
It is easy to binge on cakes and gourmet foods, because they have so many flavors and texture.
05-11-2006, 02:05 AM
couldn't say it better RP.
05-11-2006, 07:07 AM
I think you should do some journaling or brain-storming or whatever about the situations that are triggering a binge. Take time to identitify these situations or feelings and come up with a list of things you can do to avert a binge. Binging releases endorphins and that is why you have learned to rely on it as a stress-reliever. You now need to re-train your brain to accept different stress-relievers.
Work on the list at a time when you are calm, but keep it handy and review it often. If you know a difficult situation is coming up, rehearse how you will handle it in your mind.
05-11-2006, 10:01 PM
Thank you so much for the help.
I will try mono meal.
My one stress reliever used to be aerobic exersizes, but now I have a toddler, so even though I walk a lot(while pushing a stroller with my son and groceries,) I never get long time when my heart is working hard.
What other things I could do? What other things would avert a binge? Any ideas?
05-11-2006, 10:55 PM
I honestly don't have an answer because I think I am going through the same deal. I eat all the time, every second :( Thankfully, it's all raw. I have so many fruits available for when I'm bored! (lol) Actually, no kidding! I eat all the time, I can eat a whole bag of baby carrots in 30 minutes even though it's raw, I know it's gotta be wrong. I used to bite my nails, and I haven't done so since I started raw and eating those darn delicious baby carrots. I think you shouldn't worry too much, it's all raw anyways and it is not making you fat. I have noticed that I been coming in here all the time and eating less! (lol) This is a great outlet for me, and talk about my emotions and help others too. Makes me feel useful and loved at the same time.
05-12-2006, 06:54 AM
I used to think I had an emotional eating problem. I have now discovered that I had depression mostly due to a lack of nutrients especially B-12. This lack of nutrients caused depression among all sorts of neurological problems. I had a lack of nutrients because I deprived myself, or did not get enough food. In addition, it was the wrong food (SAD). I would binge often when I was not happy. Then after binging, I would feel happier but I would also feel guilty because of the SAD food. I was just "binging" (another word for eating the foods you need if raw) to get the nutrients I needed to correct my neurological imbalance which made me unhappy.
The connection is that maybe you need this food to make you happy. Do not feel guilty because you need more nutrients. Especially if you are eating healthy raw foods.
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